Originally a still-life art form, boudoir photography switched to human subjects when clothiers stopped making apple-size garter belts. Bite the fruits of seduction with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a boudoir-portrait package at Vixen Boudoir & Pin Up Studio in Coldstream (a $325 total value). Boudoir portrait packages include the following:
- One 45-minute photography session with two outfit changes (a $175 value)
- A private online image-viewing gallery accessible for three months after the shoot (a $90 value)
- One 8”x10” print with professional retouching (a $60 value)
- Complimentary professional retouching of any other prints purchased<p>
Dedicated to creating alluring yet elegant portraits of subjects at their sultriest, Vixen Boudoir & Pin Up Studio’s experienced shutterbug Ashley Duggan coaxes out each sitters inner siren by fostering a comfortable and private atmosphere for all of her shoots. Posers can immortalize their own coquettish outfits on film, or opt to rifle through Vixen Boudoir’s accessory and costume wardrobe filled with feather boas, flirtatious hats, and confused Narnians. Ashley spends 45 minutes composing flattering shots taken from photogenic angles, all the while checking in with her clients to ensure that they remain well within their individual comfort zones. Once flash bulbs have dimmed, patrons can scroll through a private online image-viewing gallery, admiring the glamorous stills in all their pixilated glory. A winning shot takes the form of an 8”x10” print professionally retouched to edit out blemishes or edit in William Shatner’s bearskin rug. Ashley advises clients to don loose-fitting clothing in the hours leading up to the shoot to avoid the appearance of unsightly lines.
Though Vixen Boudoir & Pin Up Studio sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Vixen Boudoir & Pin Up Studio
At Vixen Boudoir & Pin Up Studio, women pose for sultry shots wearing intricate lingerie sets, wrapping themselves in feather boas, or doffing a jaunty top hat. However, the photos’ aesthetic is only partially a result of the chosen outfit—it’s also a product of the photographer, Ashley Duggan. Duggan guides women of all sizes and personalities through the boudoir and pin-up process, suggesting outfits and poses more provocative than lounging on a bed under a thick comforter. She knows the idea of a boudoir photo shoot can be scary for some, so she tries to set clients at ease with a preshoot consultation and relaxed atmosphere.